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Drag Me Out (Ex-Asking Alexandria) Accused Of Stealing Cover Art For Recent Single


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Sumerian Records artist Drag Me Out, who are fronted by former Asking Alexandria vocalist Denis Stoff, have been accused of ripping off the artwork for their latest single, “The Watch Of The Buried“. That artwork appears to be very similar to that of a 2014 illustration Maxime Taccardi did titled ‘Ebola’. Taccardi commented:

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A statement said to be attributed to Drag Me Out drummer Chris Nokia in response to Taccardi‘s wife about the alleged theft read as follows:

“Our singer [Stoff] presented it to us as it was something he created. And we believed him. I’m glad you messaged me about this, it’s really bad. To be 100% honest, me, the bassist and guitarist had no idea about it, we are mostly just going with the flow of what our singer is saying, so I’m not arguing with you at all. I’m totally your friend and support you since this is a copyright infringement.”

Meanwhile, Stoff went on to issue the following explanation:

“I need to clear this up for those who’ve been commenting about our single artwork – we bought it from the freelance artist and we had no idea about the similarities with a different artist. I reached out to the guy directly and I promise, we will figure it out. That’s what he should’ve been doing in the first place instead of sending all of you to spam my comment section. That’s called maturity.”

Taccardi didn’t seem to believe Stoff‘s explanation though, as seen in his below responses:

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